Yep, four months ago, we moved into what I affectionately call #countryhouse, a 20-year-old ranch home on 5 beautiful acres in central Texas. For most of the time since moving to Texas in August of 2014, we lived in a new house in a new subdivision. The house was OK, the lot was teeny-tiny. Picture standing between your house and your neighbor’s and being able to touch both houses with your arms stretched out. Well, maybe not that close, but you get the idea. I hated the closeness.
Enough about the old house. Continue reading
This post, found on Leaf and Twig, was a great visual for me on a Sunday afternoon when the mercury hit unseasonably high temperatures. The app on my phone said it hit 100, and while I think that may have been a slight exaggeration, it still was in the 90s, well above the average high temperature for this time of year. Continue reading
The one tree in our front yard that didn’t keep leaves on it all winter now has a few buds. Not a lot, but it’s starting. I have seen other trees in the area that are already blossming, but I’m kind of glad ours isn’t. Continue reading
A Pink Velour crape myrtle. From thetreecenter.com
One of the first trees I noticed when we came to Texas was the lovely, flowering crape myrtles. Especially the ones with deep red- or pink-colored flowers. “I definitely want to plant one of those in my yard,” I remember thinking. Continue reading